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Welcome to Dispose My Meds™

We’re an online resource to help you find medication disposal programs at an independent community pharmacy in your neighborhood. This public service program is presented by the National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA). NCPA members can find information about participating in Dispose My Meds here.

Medication Disposal Locator

Medication Disposal Locator

Type in your zip code to find a safe place to dispose your medicines near you.

Ask Your Community Pharmacist

Your independent community pharmacist has knowledge to ensure the safe and proper handling of your medications—from dispensing to disposal. You, too, can help deter medication misuse and abuse by following a few simple guidelines. This site provides tips and resources to promote responsible, safe, and eco-friendly practices for prescription drug and medication disposal in your community.*

Your Medicine and the Environment

*If a drug take-back or collection program is not available in your area, please refer to Federal Guidelines from the Office of National Drug Control Policy on the proper disposal of medications.

Three in four adults do not take their medicines as directed.

Please do not leave the pharmacy without understanding everything you need to know about your medications, including how to store, use, and dispose of them properly.

Medication Safety

Proud Partners

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA®) launched the Prescription Disposal Program to provide America’s community pharmacists with information and resources to help patients safely dispose of unused and expired medicines that may be dangerous to others and to the environment.